General Research Safety

Safety Training Requirements Policy

Individuals performing work within 350 and 225 Community Drive should be trained about the hazards and safe work practices to make informed decisions in relation to their safety. Documentation of completed trainings should be maintained to meet federal and state regulations as well as institutional policies. The EH&S office currently holds safety trainings on Tuesday mornings. Seating is limited, enroll with the EH&S office prior to the training.

Individuals who have successfully completed the annual Fire Safety and Biological & Chemical Safety Trainings for the current year can be found in the lists below. If your name does not appear on these lists, you will need to complete the necessary training. Trainings are offered every Tuesday, unless otherwise noted in the weekly Feinstein Events email. The iLearn trainings are offered for individuals who have completed the in-person training and need to complete the annual refresher.

This policy applies to all members of The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research (“The Feinstein”) workforce including but not limited to employees, business associates, volunteers, students, office staff, and other persons performing work for or at The Feinstein. All staff at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research are expected to follow certain procedures to ensure their safety and the safety of the people around them.

Freezer Failure SOP

To provide clear instructions on procedures to be followed in the event of -80ºC or -20ºC freezer failure located within the Feinstein Institute research facilities and of the appropriate actions to be taken to transfer samples to backup freezers in a timely manner.

Defrosting Refrigerator/Freezers

The standard operating procedure to defrost a refrigerator/freezer should be followed to avoid contamination, illness or injury.

Fire Code Designations

These code cards are located at each stairwell and throughout the building. Please print a copy out and place it wherever you are stationed.